Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Mair
Jim Mair was a journeyman defenceman for three different clubs in the early 1970s. Although he never played a full big-league season, his offensive production and hard-nosed play earned him a notable reputation in the minors.

Born in Schumacher, Ontario, Mair played junior with the OHA's Hamilton Red Wings and the St. Jerome Alouettes of the QJHL. He spent three years with the EHL's Johnstown Jets before signing as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in September 1969. Mair played a handful of contests for Philly but was chiefly employed in the AHL.

The New York Islanders in the 1972 Expansion Draft claimed the young defender. During the 1972-73 season, he registered 13 goals but struggled defensively along with most of his teammates. Before the end of the season, he was claimed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks and was a farmhand for them over two seasons. Mair retired in 1975 after playing most of the season with the CHL's Seattle Totems.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 4 2 1 3 2
1964-65 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 39 7 14 21 76
1965-66 St-Jerome Alouettes MMJHL 47 11 26 37 145 5 1 0 1 6
1966-67 Johnstown Jets EHL 62 10 25 35 247 5 2 3 5 0
1967-68 Johnstown Jets EHL 71 20 45 65 247 3 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Johnstown Jets EHL 61 27 31 58 158 3 0 2 2 0
1969-70 Quebec Aces AHL 47 5 7 12 58 6 2 0 2 12
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1 3 1 2 3 4
1970-71 Quebec Aces AHL 62 11 16 27 52 1 0 0 0 4
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 69 10 25 35 75
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 49 2 11 13 41 -38
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 15 1 0 1 8 -4
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 1 3 4 0 +3
1973-74 Seattle Totems WHL 65 8 30 38 115
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -2
1974-75 Seattle Totems CHL 63 12 17 29 96
NHL Totals 76 4 15 19 49 3 1 2 3 4


Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 29, 1969. Claimed by NY Islanders from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver from NY Islanders in Waiver Draft, February 19, 1973.